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Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Medieval Theatre Colloquium

7th July 2016, 09:00 to 12th July 2016, 13:00, Elvet Riverside

Registration for the fifteenth triennial colloquium of the Société Internationale pour l’étude du Théâtre Médiéval, jointly sponsored by Records of Early English Drama North East, is now open.

Highlights of the conference include:

  • Over ten performances of plays from the Anglo-Saxon period to 1642 by international guest companies, professionals, and local groups
  • Over 60 papers on themes including: Performing Latin; Archive-based research; Reformation, Recusant and Humanist Drama; Revivals, Reinventions, Inventions; Paratheatrical Performative Tradition / Ritual and Festive Culture
  • An exhibition on Plays, Processions and Parchments, featuring manuscripts, costumes, and musical instruments showcasing REED N-E research
  • Book stalls, displays by the Early Music Shop, and publishers’ displays

The conference fee includes entrance to the exhibition with wine reception, all performances, lunches, refreshments and a conference pack. The cost is £120 per person, £60 for students. Attendees will be able to book bed & breakfast accommodation in the Castle (or in one of the other colleges) for a range of prices, depending on room size and amenities.

For more details see the Records of Early English Drama North East website. Register via Event Durham.

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  • Online (Zoom)
  • Dr Hannah-Rose Murray (University of Edinburgh)